2017 Governor’s Marketplace Conference

The Governor’s Office and the State of Oregon have made it a priority to create equity in public contracting and procurement; bringing opportunities, access and connection for small business to thrive in Oregon.
The Governor’s Marketplace Conference brings together industry professionals, public agencies and private organizations, diversity practitioners and small businesses to build valuable relationships. Small businesses will learn about opportunities, and local resources available.
If you are a small business who has interest in contracting with public agencies and/or private organizations, please attend this extraordinary event.
The Governor’s Marketplace activities will include:
Continental breakfast and networking
Training for startup, established and growing businesses
Workshop for diversity practitioners and agency buyers
Luncheon with an engaging panel of professionals
Reverse vendor exhibitor fair
The training portion of the day is set up as a three path system. Each path will address and provide resources dealing with understanding the marketplace, financial and technical suppport, certifications, and public contracting and procurement as they relate to your business today. Business owners will be able to select the path that best suits their business needs.

The link for business attendees is: https://oregongmp2017.eventbrite.com


Date: March 23
Time: 7:30 am – 4:30 pm
Salem Convention Center
200 Commercial St SE
Salem, OR 97301 United States

TriMet upcoming project to upgrade rail on Portland’s Steel Bridge

Interested in working on the second oldest vertical-lift bridge in North America?

TriMet is hosting an informational session for interested certified firms to learn about our upcoming project to upgrade rail on Portland’s Steel Bridge – project budget estimated at $12 million.  Attendees will learn about type of work to be done – extensive track replacement, track turnouts, crossovers, curves, and crossings panels – project requirements and meet project staff including the Project Manager.

Possible subcontracting opportunities:

  • Concrete work
  • Demolition
  • Electrical
  • Survey
  • Traffic Control
  • Trucking

Tuesday, February 28, 2017
9 – 10am
Portland Community College Workforce Training Center
Building 2, Auditorium
5600 NE 42nd Avenue
Portland, OR 97218

Session is free and light refreshments will be provided. Take TriMet – Bus Lines 72 and 75 – visit trimet.org to plan your trip. On-site parking is also available.

To RSVP or if you have questions, please contact Monika Johnson at johnsomo@trimet.org or 503.962.2213 by Thursday, February 23, 2017.

3rd Annual Small Business Open House Event – Multnomah County

Multnomah County is teaming up once again with Metro Regional Governments to host our third annual Small Business Open House event on February 22, 2017, 3 – 6 pm, at the Oregon Convention Center.  We are inviting business owners from across the region to come learn about the 2017 – 2018 business needs and  opportunity projections of Metro and Multnomah County. We purchase everything such as office supplies, veterinary services, health coaching, and various forms of counseling and personal services…we also purchase construction and construction related services.
We will have project and program managers on site to discuss department and program needs and projections for the current and upcoming fiscal years with business owners.  We will also have representatives from the State of Oregon to provide information on ORPIN and how to become certified as a Minority-owned, Woman-owned, Emerging Small Business or Service Disabled Veteran-owned business.
Please see the attached flyer and distribute throughout your networks.
If you have any questions, please contact Tracy Sagal at tracy.sagal@oreognmetro.gov or myself.

 Lee Fleming

Lee Fleming, CPPB, CCA, OPBC
Supplier Diversity Officer
Multnomah County Purchasing
501 SE Hawthorne Blvd, Suite 125
Portland, Oregon   97214
Office: 503.988.7540
Find County Business Opportunities at:  http://pdxprocurementsearch.com/

TriMet is seeking sealed bids for Construction Services

TriMet is seeking sealed bids for Construction Services for a Permanent Operator Restroom – SE Flavel Street.

Bids are due Thursday, January 19, 2017, 2pm.

A pre-bid meeting will be held Friday, January 6, 2017, 11am at TriMet, 1800 SW First Avenue, Suite 300, Portland, OR 97201. While the pre-bid meeting isn’t mandatory, please attend if your schedule allows.

To view bid documents, you must be registered in TriMet’s E-Bid system.

Monika Johnson
TriMet Department of Diversity & Transit Equity
1800 SW 1st Ave., Ste 300, Portland, OR 97201
Office: 503-962-2213
Email: johnsomo@trimet.org

Upcoming Event: Meet & Certify for Small Business

Are you interested in working with public agencies and would like more information about where to start? Come learn about how to find and win government contracts, meet project managers and learn about MWESB Certification.

Tuesday, Nov. 15th

3-5 PM
12745 SW Beaverdam Rd.

MWESB (Minority, Women & Emerging Small Business) and Service Disabled Veteran Certification: Certification opens the door to significant contracting opportunities. Public agencies, like Metro and City of Beaverton friends, have targets for contracting with certified firms, and becoming certified will help make your business more visible. More certification info here.

Real Awards: Metro aspires to award a small contract to a business that attends and becomes certified. Don’t miss your chance. Come and learn about the doors that certification can open for you!

For more info, contact: tracy.sagal@oregonmetro.gov

Event Spanish-Friendly; All Are Welcome!

City of Portland: Bids Pending Report for the week of 10/31/6

Procurement Services is part of the Bureau of Revenue and Financial Services within the Office of Management and Finance.  Procurement Services is responsible for making sure the procurement process is fair, efficient, effective and accountable to everyone.
In July 2015, the National Procurement Institute awarded the Achievement of Excellence in Procurement (AEP) Award to the City of Portland, Procurement Services. In receiving the award, the City demonstrated excellence by obtaining a high score based on standardized criteria; the City of Portland is one of only 65 cities in the United States and Canada to receive the 2015 award. Procurement Services has earned the AEP award a total of ten times and consecutively over the past five years.

Here are the Bids Pending Report 10-31-16

TriMet Seeking Design Services for Powell Bus Garage Renovation Project

TriMet is requesting Statements of Qualifications for Design Services for Powell Bus Garage Renovation Project, number RC170044JB. This solicitation is for personal services for the design, permitting, and design services needed during the construction of this Project. The Project offers multiple areas for DBE subcontractors. A pre-bid conference will be held at the Monday, October 24, 2016, 3:30pm, TriMet Harrison Square office, 1800 SW First Avenue, Suite 300, Portland, OR 97201.  Interested prime contractors and subcontractors are encouraged to attend the pre-bid conference to engage with the project manager and other TriMet staff.

To view important solicitation documents and receive information about the solicitation, make sure to register in TriMet’s E-Bid system – http://trimet.org/procurement/index.htm.
Proposals are due on Wednesday, 11/9/2016, 2pm.


Native PTAC Job Announcement

Native PTAC is hiring for a Senior Business Counselor for our SW Washington and Oregon region.
Native Procurement Technical Assistance Center (Native PTAC) is a free, grant funded, community resource that assists Native peoples in contracting with state, local, Federal, and Native governments within AK, ID, OR, and WA.
Native PTAC helps Native firms with Federal, Native, State and Local government contracting through one-to-one assistance with government certifications and registrations, classes and workshops,  bid match opportunities, interpretation of solicitations, bid/proposal reviews, marketing advice, and contract performance support for designated socio-economic programs.
POSITION TITLE: Senior Business Counselor – SW WA & OR State Region
EMPLOYMENT STATUS: Regular, Full-time, and Exempt-Administrative
LOCATION: This position is to be located in the Vancouver, WA office serving SW WA and the state of Oregon.
HOURS & SALARY: 24 hours for Native PTAC and 16 hours for WA PTAC. Salary dependent on experience ($45,000-$60,000 fulltime pro-rated)
Please visit our website at: http://www.tworiverscdc.org/join-our-team-2/

Beaverton School District: Trades Expo

The Beaverton School District would like to invite you to attend our Trades Expo! If you are interested in learning more about how to do business with the District as well as talk with project managers about upcoming opportunities, please consider attending. No RSVP is necessary and the event is free! Please see below for additional information.

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TriMet Contracting Opportunity – Washington Park Station Improvements Project

TriMet is seeking proposals from qualified general contractors to provide Construction Manager/General Contractor (CM/GC) Services for the Washington Park Station Improvements Project.  This project also offers multiple subcontracting opportunities: demolition, electrical, paint, signage for certified firms.  A pre-proposal conference will be held on Tuesday, 8/23/2016 at 11am.

If you are interested as a either prime contractor or subcontractor, register in TriMet’s E-Bid System to view documents. Proposals are due by 2pm on Thursday, September 8, 2016.